The long-standing partnership between Parkerville Children and Youth Care and IT services firm, Datacom was recognised on Saturday, 2 August at the 2014 Constable Care Child Safety Awards.
Datacom was awarded the 2014 Corporate Partnership Award for their continued support of Parkerville through events, programme support, volunteering and both financial and in-kind donations over the past 6 years.
The ongoing support of Datacom has enabled the expansion of key Parkerville programmes and services like School Based Support Services (SBSS) and the upgrading of important IT infrastructure to support Parkerville’s growing and geographically diverse workforce and facilities.
Without the support of corporate partners like Datacom, Parkerville Children and Youth Care could not continue to achieve the positive outcomes we do for children, young people and families affected by trauma from abuse.
We also had finalists in two other categories on the night with SBSS nominated for the Child Safety Education & Care Award and Child and Family Advocate, Lisa McAneny, vying for top honours in the Child Safety Employee Award category. Throughout July, nine separate and independent judging panels, each with a specific area of expertise, met to evaluate the finalists from each category and select a winner. Competition this year was tough with so many in the sector achieving great things with the work they do.
Sadly, the votes did not go our way this year in the other two categories, but recognition at such a high level is testament to the hard work and dedication that Lisa and all SBSS staff provide to their clients on a daily basis.
Congratulations to all finalists and award winners and thank you for the work you do to create a safer world for Western Australian children.
For a full list of the 2014 award winners and for more information on the Child Safety Awards please visit www.childsafetyawards.org.au